Posted on Tuesday, June 16th 2009, 4:21 pm by Juan


Batizado 2009
The Batizado will take place on Saturday, June 20th, 2009!
This is a very special event that only takes place every two years or so.What is a Batizado?At the baptism, the masters give every initiate a apelido [nickname] made for a specific reason as well as a corda [a cord belt, conferring rank,]

Batizado literally means “baptism”; besides being an initiation rite for new students it is also a graduation ceremony for advanced students and a great capoeira community celebration with masters from near and far are invited and the fraternity of capoeira is measurably strengthened by the camaraderie and interplay.

These ceremonies are a great chance to see a variety of different capoeira styles, to watch mestres play, and to seeĀ  participants play and perform their best after much perseverance and preparation. When they are open to the public, it’s a great chance for outsiders to learn about the art or simply be entertained by the artistry and beauty of the art form.

When and Where?

Saturday, 20th of June, 2009

At the New Design High School
350 Grand Street
From 12pm to 3pm

How much will it cost?

$12 advanced tickets
$15 at the door

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